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Looking to buy a fly rod, i fish lakes and am going to get into rivers once i get it. Wondering what would be a good brand or buy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I assume that your target species in lakes is trout? If you plan on hitting rivers with the same rod - are you intending on targeting salmon/steelhead, or resident trout? Your answer will affect the type of rod you should consider. I myself use a pair of 5 weight rods for trout in the interior lakes, and I use a 7 and 8 weight rod for salmon (depending on the target species). Let us know what you intend to fish for! :)
 

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The question is very broad and vague...on top of FFM's questions, I would also ask what range of budget are we speaking of in a rod? There's so many great products out there these days, there really are great rods available from $60 to $1000 depending on what you're looking for.

Also, there are other factors to consider...like what type of natural casting stroke you have. Depending on your natural casting stroke/style, you may prefer a fast or moderate actioned rod, or something in between. Your best bet is really to visit a fly tackle retailer and have a knowledgeable staff member set you up...just don't let them up-sell you once you set your mind on a budget. :wink: Remember...there's good rods available in every price range.
 
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ok. in lakes my main target is trout. if i get into slamon fishing i understand i would need a heavier weight rod. my budget would probably be between 100-200$ Do you guys no of any rods that are really good for their price.
 

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I bought 2 fly rod & reel combos from Bobs fishing store on Hastings in bby and I love them.
I paid $80 for each, the first I bought last year and the second just a month ago. They are
both equipped with sinking line and I use them for trolling. I used to fish with spin cast gear for years
and have marginal luck....... FLY FISHING IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!
I have honestly never caught so many lake trout before as I do with these affordable fly rods.
If you are just starting out with fly fishing I highly recommend you get yourself a setup like mine.
They are so easy to use, and you will be hooked on fly fishing just like I was.

Good Luck
BCfisher
 

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Temple Fork Outfitters makes excellent rods at a amazing price. The TFO Lefty Kreh Signature Series 1 rods go for around $100.00 at Hubs in Abby. They have an unconditional lifetime warranty meaning, you lose a fish and snap the rod over your knee they cover it, bigfoot eats it they cover it (that one's actually in their warranty card) let alone car doors and fish breakage. The rods are beautiful, i have 3 weight and an 8 weight, they cast and fish like a dream. For your purposes i would suggest a 5 weight. With this you can fish all trout, pink, coho, and sockeye salmon, let alone bass and such if you must. :wink: website is www.springbrook.ca
 

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I agree the TFO rods are wonderful. A great buy, easy to cast, etc. The only complaint is that you don't get a tube to store it in which is easily remedied.
 
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